Dogs of Fredericksburg

Bodhi the Goldendoodle

“He means everything to me.”

This is Bodhi! He is a Golden Retriever Poodle mix (Goldendoodle). He is almost 3 years old and he is a service dog for his owner. The difference between service animals and therapy animals is that service animals are trained for individuals with disabilities and are the only animals with legal access rights. Bodhi serves as a medical tool for his owner and just for the owner. Whereas therapy animals are trained by the owner to bring comfort to many. Bodhi means everything to his owner. She would not be in college without him. She has to deal with others always wondering what is wrong especially if there’s no visible disability, but having him by her side makes it easier for her to go out in public and not worry about something medical happening and no one being there for her. She’s had him since he was 7 and a half months old and is her best friend. He means everything to her. Bodhi is a great snuggler and is super friendly. His favorite toys are nylon bones, he loves to chew on those, and tennis balls! He love to play fetch and run around. The owner likes to take him to the dog park and loves to see him happy!

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